I'm going to start this sale roundup with a confession: I'm probably one of the worst people to shop with IRL. I grew up in a family of non-shoppers and would literally have to beg my mom to take me to the mall on the weekends. It wasn't the nearly hour-long car drive, the massive crowds, or even the moment of anguish that comes with forgetting where we parked that made these trips to the mall few and far in between. Instead, I drove my shopping companions mad by usually returning home completely empty-handed.
Now, you're probably reading this wondering why you should keep scrolling through an accessories story written by probably the worst shopper on staff at Who What Wear. This is a totally fair question. But, dear reader, you forgot to consider one important thing: It's the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, and yours truly is, in fact, an excellent shopper when it comes to scoring must-have items at the lowest prices.
As a thrifty teenager who wore a uniform or strict dress code from fifth to twelfth grade, my non-school wardrobe was rather limited, and accessories were really the only way to show off my emerging sense of style. With that in mind, I honed my eye for handbags, jewelry, and other statement-making pieces that would last for more than just a season or two. And it is with that keen sensibility that I eagerly dove into the accessories department at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale to unearth the most expensive-looking (but affordable) handbags under $250, jewelry under $100, and a few miscellaneous must-haves under $50. Even better? I didn't have to drag my family to the mall during the post-holiday rush—I now shop almost exclusively online, and along with my Who What Wear colleagues, can revel in the hunt without ever leaving the office.
So, if you've come this far, please keep scrolling to see 37 of my favorite accessories at Nordstrom right now, and be sure to scoop them up while they're on sale through January 2.
Reiss Hudson Mini Snakeskin Trim Leather Bucket Bag ($177)
The snakeskin detail on this bucket bag makes it extra special.
Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Shoulder Bag ($197)
I have been eyeing this bag since I saw it in Boston on my boyfriend's college roommate's wife's arm this fall. Seriously!
Sondra Roberts Binocular Case Faux Leather Crossbody Bag ($43)
I can think of a hundred other things to put in this crossbody other than binoculars—but those work, too.
Topshop Fringe Frame Bag ($30)
My new go-to bag for weddings.
Coach Nomad Leather Shoulder/Crossbody Hobo ($237)
Doesn't this plum-colored leather look rich?
Urban Originals Darling Baby Croc Embossed Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag ($59)
We're definitely still into the embossed crocodile trend.
Tory Burch Chelsea Leather Shoulder Bag ($249)
Coming in just under $250, this bag is the perfect winter white and will transition seamlessly into spring.
Staud Moreau Cage Bucket Bag ($187)
The dark green leather makes this bag practically evergreen.
Botiker Lennox Leather Crossbody Bag ($99)
We love this mock croc in navy blue.
Rag & Bone Small Leather Field Messenger Bag ($248)
It's rare to see a gorgeous leather bag from Rag & Bone for such a steal.
Urban Originals Truly Madly Kind Vegan Leather Tote ($49)
This is the affordable-yet-chic everyday carryall you've been searching for.
Baublebar Jocelyn Huggie Earrings ($29)
How elegant are these sparkly huggies?
Collections by Joya Firenze Ring ($35)
We're betting big on blue in 2020.
Kate Spade New York Nouveau Pearls Imitation Pearl Linear Earrings ($44)
Now, these are statement earrings.
Gorjana Sylvie Linear Earrings ($38)
Statement earrings, but make 'em sparkle.
Lizzie Fortunato Island Mismatched Hoop Earrings ($87)
Mismatched earrings are a must.
Gorjana Alphabet Bracelet ($23)
Instead of standing out, the initials on this simple bracelet are subtle enough to look like part of an abstract design.
Argent Vivo Pearl Pendant Toggle Necklace ($39)
Chain link, pearl, and fob details makes this necklace pretty much perfect.
NORDSTROM Mismatched Cubic Zirconia Drop Earrings ($29)
If you're not ready to go all-in on the mismatched earring trend, this is a safe place to start.
Argent Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Cubic Zirconia Signet Ring ($39)
Perfect for pinkies everywhere.
Madwell Bold Stripe Blanket Square Scarf ($33)
It's hard not to love a scarf that doubles as a blanket, am I right?
Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Merino Wool Beanie ($39)
Fair warning: Your roommate / sibling / significant other will try to steal this beanie.
Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Croc Embossed Faux Leather Headband ($15)
Faux croc in brown seems like a smart choice for a hair accessory.
Quay Australia Shook Cat Eye 51mm Sunglasses ($33)
Found: Dream sunglasses for less than $35
Vooray Duffle Bag ($36)
This is one duffle we won't be embarrassed to schlep back to NYC.
All Saints Double Wrap Leather Bracelet ($44)
Face it: It's time for a new belt, and this one is timeless.
Quay Australia The Playa 56mm Aviator Sunglasses ($36)
Part of the J.Lo X Quay collab, these sunglasses will soon be your everyday go-to.
Halogen Colorblock Cashmere Beanie ($33)
Winter is long; hats should be cute.
Baublebar Scarlett Set of 2 Hair Clips ($17)
Pearlized and purple make these barrettes a beautiful buy.
Sonix Bahama iPhone X/Xs/XR & Xs Max Case ($21)
The only thing better than looking at this tropical phone case every day will be flipping through photos from your next beach vacation—just wait.
Rebecca Minkoff Whipstitch Leather Belt ($35)
We love the western details on this buckle.
Treasure & Bond Stripe Blanket Ruana ($47)
Really, can you ever have too many blanket scarves?
Quay Australia Daydream 56mm Cat Eye Shield Sunglasses ($45)
The shield shape makes these cat-eye sunnies ideal for snowy mountains and sandy beaches.
All Saints Studded Leather Skinny Belt ($47)
This lux belt is basically the perfect wear-anywhere accessory.
France Luxe Small Clarion Jaw Clip ($11)
A neon hairclip demands attention.
Sweet Bella Delfonics Utility Pouch ($19)
Fill this small pouch with all of your on-the-go essentials and switching purses will be a breeze.
Baublebar Amanda Hair Clip ($17)
"Mood" is right! We're all about statement-making accessories in 2020.
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